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Standards  / /  ISO/ IEC 60079-19

Standards  / /  ISO/ IEC 60079-19

ISO IEC 60079-19 Standard - Explosive Atmospheres Equipment Repairs
ISO/IEC 60079-19 is an international standard that provides guidance on the repair, overhaul, and reclamation of equipment used in explosive atmospheres.

Compliance with this standard is essential for organizations involved in the repair and maintenance of equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres.

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key principles of ISO/ IEC 60079-19

  • Scope: The standard applies to equipment, components, and devices used in hazardous areas where explosive atmospheres may be present due to the presence of flammable gases, vapors, mists, dusts, or fibers.
  • Repair and Overhaul Procedures: ISO/IEC 60079-19 outlines best practices for repairing and overhauling equipment in a manner that maintains its safety and compliance with the requirements for use in explosive atmospheres.
  • Quality Management: The standard emphasizes the importance of having a quality management system in place to ensure that repair and overhaul activities are carried out consistently and reliably.
  • Documentation and Record Keeping: Procedures for documenting repair and overhaul activities and keeping records are outlined to provide traceability and accountability.
  • Competence of Personnel: Organizations performing repair and overhaul work should have qualified and competent personnel with the necessary skills and knowledge.
  • Inspection and Testing: ISO/IEC 60079-19 provides guidelines for inspecting and testing equipment after repair and overhaul to verify its integrity and suitability for use in hazardous areas.
  • Following this standard’s guidelines helps ensure that equipment remains safe and reliable in hazardous environments, minimizing the risk of ignition sources and potential accidents.

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